Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Normandy 44 - a bit of virtual gaming

Having finished some stuff recently I have decided to set the table and invite some friends for a spot of virtual gaming this week .So it’s a US attack into bocage country .

Planning for the attack is under way . James made this diorama for me .. it’s a great piece.

Attack along the table and up hill to “St Martin L’Eglise”
The table 8x4 , with a ridge line at the far end . It uses polystyrene packing under the mat the raise the height gradually. I even had some spare hedges .. reckon it used about 40 feet of it .
The centre . Still need the guys to choose support options

View from the left side of the attack

View from the right side 


  1. Wonderful looking terrain and armies Dave!

  2. Replies
    1. Cheers . I just really wanted to get stuff out!

  3. Looking good Dave, that is a LOT of terrain and hard to manage in a live game hope the battle goes well ?

    1. Indeed .. but I thought let’s try . I have various small tripods and the table is on wheels so see easy to move around to get the right shot !

    2. And I like the opportunity for a bit of fog of war!

  4. Replies
    1. It’s not too shabby . All the hard work now paying off I think.

  5. Impressive layout and troops!


Work in hand


No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .